Do you have an instrument secretly gathering dust in your closet? Would you like to participate in bluegrass jams but don’t feel confident joining in? Or maybe you practice your instrument by yourself, but would like to learn to play with others?
Right here in Lyons is the opportunity to learn the jam skills to help you grow as a musician. Our own K.C. Groves is offering a series of four four-hour workshops to help players “play real music with easy chords, gentle tempos, and friendly people.” The workshop uses the method for teaching bluegrass jamming developed by Pete “Dr. Banjo” Wernick based on his 40 years of teaching experience. These local sessions will be held at the Festivarie Inn on Main Street from February 9 to March 8.
Groves is well-known around town as one of the leaders of the long-running Tuesday night bluegrass jam at Oskar Blues. She is the founder of the wonderful High Street Concert Series, and is a member of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society’s Hall of Honor. Groves is frequently found onstage throughout the area singing and playing bass or mandolin. Her internationally known band, Uncle Earl, will perform at RockyGrass this summer.
Groves says she’s simply “paying it forward,” answering the call to keep the music she loves a living experience. For more information about the bluegrass jamming workshop, visit https://letspick.org/.